Cannot update Ubuntu; says 'failed to download repository information. Check your internet connection.'

Asked by Scott H Ganyard on 2013-08-09

When running the Update Manager, I keep getting this message: 'Failed to download repository information. Check your internet connection.'

My internet connection is just fine. I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.

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Thomas Kr├╝ger (thkrueger) said : #1

You should switch the download server. Step 1 of https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PackageManagerTroubleshootingProcedure explains how. If that does not help, continue with the other steps.

Warren Hill (warren-hill) said : #2

Are you using a proxy? If yes this needs to be set up separately. Provide us with the details and we can tell you how to configure it.

If not follow the procedure given by Thomas :
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PackageManagerTroubleshootingProcedure

Except at step 6 do not use the link given use this one instead.
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/yelp/+question/233757

The link in the procedure would create a new question and we don't want that we want the results in this question

What is the output of:

sudo apt-get update

I bet you added a PPA which no longer supports the installed release.....

Let's wait and see

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